Economy and Nation.
When I popped up the bag and discovered the low quality of rice in it, my first suspicion was our Politicians, whom there are sizing grave vine” yummu” “yummu” rumors against them re-bagging some Custom’s seized contaminated rice and re-peddling same in the Nigerian markets. But after a second thought, I checked the bag again, and I said….”Oh oh- na them”. Indian_Nigerians..
Toney Etido (Senior Staff Writer)
Recently I bought a 10kgs (net) of Royal Stallion’s Golden Standard Super Sized Premium Long Grain, a Thai’s Parboiled Rice in one of the Nigerian markets in the South-South of the country. It has the motto slogan, “Rice At Its Best “ scribbled along. I was expecting to see the super sized premium long grain of Thai Parboiled rice as described in writing, and a Royal Stallion Horse image on the bag. But to my chagrin surprise and disappointing indignation, I found this, the lowest, commonness rice you can find in some interior rural settlements of the North or anywhere in the country as seen in the article’s accompanied images.
Now don’t forget that Royal Stallion Rice is a product of, and it’s marketed by Stallion Group of Companies, companies own by the celebrated Indian-Nigerians, the Vaswani brothers. The Vaswani brothers are India citizens that had been in Nigeria for several years, even naturalizing. Stallion group of companies, with the head quarter located at No270A, Ajose Adeogun Str, Victoria Island Lagos is known to be into several businesses in Nigeria, including Automobile, fish and other sea foods and many others. Stallion group is also not new to economic sabotage scandal, blacklisted sometimes ago by the PDP run government and declared not fit to and not to be allowed to do business in Nigeria again-considering revelations of shady dealings, including; bribery, tax evasion, economic sabotage and many others. Of course what would you expect from some “Slum dog Millionaires” that have found heaven in a corrupt country?some Custom’s seized contaminated rice and re-peddling same in the Nigerian markets. But after a second thought, I checked the bag again, and I said….”Oh oh- na them”. Indian_Nigerians.
If the Vaswani brothers, whom their family and businesses had been and have thrived in the country have discovered and believed in the potential in our rice, shouldn’t it had been better and to their credit to invest in the rice sector and farmers of the country than to re-bagged them and claimed it’s parboil from Thailand, just to steal so much money from us? Vaswani brothers, like our politicians are wicked, they only see avenues to triple their gains with the Nigerian population, and not to invest in it. God dey!